When Nerds Wed: The (Star Wars) Proposal Story
Alright. So here it is finally…as promised. The story of how we became engaged. The weekend of March 16th to the 18th a couple of our closest friends accompanied Mark and I to WonderCon, a pop culture/comic book convention in Anaheim. It was my birthday weekend, and Mark and I couldn’t pass up the chance to head to another one of those “nerd” conventions. It is just our style. The entire weekend, Mark had planned to propose, but one factor or another kept preventing his grandiose plans from coming to fruition. On the last day of the convention and my birthday, our friends, Mark and I headed back home, sad the trip was over, and both of us feeling anxious. When we returned home, Mark took me out to a delicious birthday dinner at “Baby Blues Barbeque.” We started with Fried Green Tomatoes…my favorite. After the meal, we grabbed a bottle of wine, and headed back home to toast my birthday before heading out to meet up with some friends. Mark asked me to light the candle on the coffee table (a star wars lightsaber candlestick holder from thinkgeek.com, with a long red taper candle that I had given him for Valentine’s day) and AFTER I lit the candle, Mark pointed out something was on the candlestick. I looked closer and noticed the gorgeous ring was waiting for me around the red candle. I took it off (without blowing the candle out) and turned around. Mark was down on one knee. He took my hand and asked, “Sam, will you marry me?” I told him that I was going to cry, and he burst out, “well, don’t say no!” I started laughing as I said yes, and wrapped my arms around him. We finished our glasses of wine, while talking about the future and laughing. I was so happy I was shaking. We went out to celebrate our engagement and my birthday with good friends at Barney’s Beanery, the place where we first met. The Very Unique Engagement Ring: My ring is not a diamond (which I am not a fan of) but instead is the very stunning Moissanite. Moissanite is a rare, naturally-occurring gemstone that is typically found in small quantities in meteorites, corundum deposits, and kimberlite. So basically, my stunning rock came from space (how very appropriate for a Star Wars Proposal). I love it , but not nearly as much as I love the man who gave it to me.
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